$93K
Avg. Salary
Popular Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Casual Dress / Atmosphere
  • Paid Holidays / Vacation
  • Stock Purchase Plan

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Average Tesla Motors Salary
$93K
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Tesla Motors Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$94,874
$79K$110K

$118,112
$90K$150K

$131,013
$95K$176K

United States (change)

$84,008
$62K$112K

$61,249
$47K$83K

$73,228
$53K$99K

$141,429
$110K$200K

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  • Updated: 10 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 791
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Years of Experience

Average pay is $98K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Tesla Motors folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $83K annually.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $118K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. (approximately $102K), Fremont, Calif. ($91K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($89K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $82K) is Sparks, Nev. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $94K annually on average.

Jobs

Senior Mechanical Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $110K per year — though Controls Engineers, Firmware Engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $97K, $95K, and $89K, respectively. Near the bottom at Tesla Motors are Industrial Engineers, pulling in an average of just about $79K.

Certifications and Degrees

Professional Engineer License Holders earn around $132K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $122K per year. Tesla Motors compensates Graduate Certificate, Automotive Technology-holders the most at $133K annually.

Skills

The highest-paying skill to have may be Manufacturing Process Engineering; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $97K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Tesla Motors is Project Management, with just under one in five considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. Tesla Motors employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, stock options, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, and free drinks.

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Compare Tesla Motors's gender breakdown against similar employers.
78%
Male
22%
Female
72%
Male
28%
Female
68%
Male
32%
Female
87%
Male
13%
Female

Key Stats for Tesla Motors

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %
Salary
$58,598 - $104,837
Salary
$60,709 - $111,241

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

About This Company

1050 Bing Street
San Carlos, California 94070

2003

Automobile

250

Tesla Motors pays its employees an average of $92,643 a year. Salaries at Tesla Motors range from an average of $60,075 to $135,082 a year. Tesla Motors employees with the job title Vice President (VP), General Manager make the most with an average annual salary of $248,602, while employees with the title Customer Service Specialist make the least with an average annual salary of $30,294.

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